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In line with the introduction of burqa bans in many countries in Europe over recent years, a survey of fifteen European countries from the Pew Research Center has shown that “Most non-Muslim adults in Western Europe favor at least some restrictions on the religious clothing of Muslim women who live in their country”.
The 2018 survey by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) charts the attitudes and policy preferences of Americans concerning Muslims and Islam, and introduces the first Islamophobia Index, a scale that measures anti-Muslim prejudice in America.
The results of the Pew Research Center’s survey reveal, among other findings, that foreign-born and U.S.-born Muslim Americans engage in about the same levels of religious practice, while foreign-born Muslims tend to have a stronger socioeconomic foothold than their U.S.-born counterparts.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has published its report ‘The experience of Muslim students in 2017-18’. The report highlights the obstacles Muslim students experience in higher and further education, including raising concerns about the effect of the Prevent initiative.